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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Gold beaten into extremely thin sheets used especially for gilding.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Gold beaten into the form of a very thin leaf or sheet.

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  • noun Gold beaten into a thin sheet.

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  • noun a very thin form of gold foil

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  • Gold leaf is gold that is beaten into extremely thin sheets. The thin gold sheets are commonly used for gilding. Gold leaf is available in a wide variety of karats and shades. 23-karat gold is the most commonly used.

    In some cultures gold (and silver) leaf is considered non-toxic when labeled as food-grade and so can be used to decorate food or drink. Such a leaf is called Vark. They can be often found on a number of desserts including chocolates and mithai.

    _Wikipedia

    February 24, 2008